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  • fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless
    • a desperate illness
    • on all fronts the Allies were in a desperate situation due to lack of materiel- G.C.Marshall
    • a dire emergency
  • showing extreme urgency or intensity especially because of great need or desire
    • felt a desperate urge to confess
    • a desperate need for recognition
  • showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort
    • made a last desperate attempt to reach the climber
    • the desperate gallantry of our naval task forces marked the turning point in the Pacific war- G.C.Marshall
    • they took heroic measures to save his life
  • (of persons) dangerously reckless or violent as from urgency or despair
    • a desperate criminal
    • taken hostage of desperate men
  • desperately determined
    • do-or-die revolutionaries
    • a do-or-die conflict
  • arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope
    • a despairing view of the world situation
    • the last despairing plea of the condemned criminal
    • a desperate cry for help
    • helpless and desperate--as if at the end of his tether
    • her desperate screams
  • a person who is frightened and in need of help
    • they prey on the hopes of the desperate
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